Vibrant, Diverse & Interdisciplinary: Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences
From mapping in the Andes to simulating protein folding to building a laser trap and more — few departments can offer as wide an array of experiences as Chemical and Physical Sciences (CPS).
As an interdisciplinary science department, our research labs examine questions such as:
- how cells are programmed
- how proteins function
- how we develop materials for human health and a sustainable future
- how Earth’s climate and biosphere change over time
- how we monitor and predict natural hazards
- how students learn to approach these challenges
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our values, research, academic programs, publications and other resources.